Book Sales Help Keep Quantum Vibe Ad-Free! Please visit our online store!
Quantum Vibe
Strip 2029 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: The universe provides
Strip 2029 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2019-12-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
Big Head Press

Quantum Vibe

A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.

Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux - By Scott Bieser w/Lea Jean Badellas & Gus Mendes

Project Is A Go! [ Sep 23, 2023 ]

Quantum Vibe: The Murphy Drive (Omnibus 1) Kickstarter 2023 project image

The Kickstarter project for our coming Quantum Vibe: The Murphy Drive (Omnibus 1) Kickstarter project has launched. The campaign for this project will run from 9-21-2023 through 10-31-2023. This will be your chance to get your very own copy of this Omnibus edition.

Several other Quantum Vibe goodies are available for contributing to our campaign. More will be added during the campaign as it grows. So you'll want to stay tuned. Follow the link in this paragraph, or you can click on the project art so you can join the growing Quantum Vibe fans following our project.

Please help Scott keep QUANTUM VIBE alive!
Become a subscriber or patron
Join the Quantum List!

Transcript For Strip 2029

Panel 1
Another side view of the asteroid against the stellar background.
Caption: The asteroid is mostly iron, with traces of zinc and gold, and a coating of carbon.
Caption: It is 65 meters long, an average of 16.2 meters thick. Call it 275,000 cubic meters.
Caption: It masses a bit more than 2 million tonnes.
Panel 2
Close-up on the trailing end of the asteroid. We can see the machinery embedded in it.
Caption: Suppose you wanted to accelerate this massive object to, say 9-tenths of light-speed.
Caption: You can start with a combination ion/gravity drive to get things started.
Caption: But this won't get you very far, or very fast.
Panel 3
Pull back a bit to show the asteroid approaching a black-hole which is noticeably closer now.
Caption: However, the universe provides. In this case, part of the solution is a medium-sized black-hole, in this case about 250 solar masses.
Caption: Guided by automated, on-board drives, the asteroid falls faster and faster toward the inescapable abyss.
Panel 4
The missile is now so close the black hole and its halo fill the panel.
Caption: Of course, if it continues on this path, and crosses the black-holes' Schwartzschild Radius, then the whole exercise would be rather pointless.
Caption: As if someone would go to the trouble of finding an almost pure-iron asteroid, attach some expensive gear to it, and send it into a black hole, pointlessly.

Web-comics Scott Reads

Grrl Power
Schlock Mercenary
Diesel Sweeties
Girl Genius
Day By Day
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Questionable Content
Gunnerkrigg Court
Something * Positive
Oglaf (NSFW)

For news and reviews:
The Beat
Bleeding Cool
Comics Worth Reading

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2023 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2023 Big Head Press